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Utilization of nanochitosan for enzyme immobilization of aquatic and animal-based food packages

Ahuekwe, Eze Frank and Oniha, M. I. and Akinwunmi, Ruth A. and Isibor, Patrick Omoregie and Iheagwam, Franklyn N and ADELODUN, COMFORT ADEBUKOLA and Orukotan, Kesioluwa E. and BILEWU, OLAYEMI FUNMILAYO and Onibokun, E. A. and FASUYI, NIFEMI OLAMIDE and Akinduti, P. A. and Oziegbe, Olubukola and Salami, Abimbola Oluwadarasimi and Akinyosoye, Abimbola D. and ONUSELOGU, CHINEDU CHARLES and Oshamika, Oyewumi O. and Oyesola, Olusola L. and Ichor, T. and Ezekiel, O. M. and Akinhanmi, Fadekemi and Ajiboye, Ibukun and Adekeye, Bosede and Akinpelu, Sharon O. and Kuye, Alice D and Bello, Oluwakemi A. and Oyewale, J. O. and GEORGE, DANGO ZILPAH and Ojo-Omoniyi, Olusola A. and Popoola, Taiwo S. and Akinyemi, Oluwatobi D. and Adebayo, Glory P. and Taiwo, O. S. and Omonhinmin, Conrad A. and Nwinyi, Obinna and Ayanda, Opeyemi Isaac and Eni, A. O. and Popoola, J.O and Akinnola, Olayemi O. and Oranusi, S. U. and Olasehinde, G. I and Obembe, Olawole O. (2023) Utilization of nanochitosan for enzyme immobilization of aquatic and animal-based food packages. In: Next Generation Nanochitosan. Academic Press.

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Studies have identified the properties of enzymes, functionalized molecules, and compounds in food industry applications as edible coatings and encapsulations, that assure prolonged food quality and standards. These molecules present benefits of longer shelf-life by delayed deterioration and inhibition of the proliferation of spoilage and mycotoxigenic microorganisms. However, challenges of reduced nutrient levels, miniaturized size, and low chemical stability remain concerning. Chitosan polymers naturally formed from the deacetylation of shellfish shells and exoskeletons of aquatic arthropods and crustaceans offer improved benefits when functionalized into nanoparticles as nanochitosans. These polysaccharides produced by the alkalescent deacetylation of chitin, comprise a series of 2-deoxy-2 (acetylamino) glucose linked by ß-(1-4) glycosidic linkages. This chapter considers the health impacts and …

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine, Health and Life Sciences > School of Biological Sciences
Depositing User: AKINWUMI
Date Deposited: 28 Apr 2023 17:17
Last Modified: 28 Apr 2023 17:17

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